Daryl Hine, 76, an admired poet who adhered to classical themes, complicated formal structures, and intricate rhyming patterns to explore themes of philosophy, history, and his own sexuality, died Monday in Evanston, Ill.
The cause was an intestinal blockage related to a blood disorder, his editor and literary executor, Evan Jones, said.
Mr. Hine was also a translator of ancient works and, for several years, the editor of Poetry magazine.
Inspired by his education in the classics and his love of Latin, Mr. Hine wrote more than a dozen books of poetry, using traditional forms like the sestina (six stanzas of six lines each, followed by one of three lines). Two of these were book-length autobiographical poems - In & Out (published privately in 1975) and Academic Festival Overtures (1985) - that describe his unhappy upbringing and his homosexuality.